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Resources

Government

The Ministry of Water and Energy of Ethiopia is a federal organization. 

It is established to oversee, plan, coordinate and monitor overall energy development and undertake the management of water resources.

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EEU is a public-owned enterprise responsible for power distribution.

It is also responsible for sales and customer services for on-grid and off-grid customers.

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EPEA is the regulatory organ of the energy sector.

It is mandated to issue licenses and certificates of competency. EEA has the power to issue directives regulating mini-grid licenses.

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DFIs and Donors

SEFA is a multi-donor Fund managed by the African Development Bank.

It provides catalytic finance to unlock private sector investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. SEFA offers technical assistance and concessional finance instruments to remove market barriers, build a more robust pipeline of projects and improve the risk-return profile of individual investments. The Fund’s overarching goal is to contribute to universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy services for all in Africa.

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The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program.

Through the program “Empowering Rural Consumers: Mainstreaming Electricity Demand and Productive Use Stimulation in National Electrification Programs” aims at developing and demonstrating approaches that systematically integrate demand and productive-use stimulation into large- scale electrification programs, thereby resulting in an increase in electricity demand and uptake of productive use at scale.

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Germany’s Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation

Launched IKI to support The implementation of a range of measures in and with the respective partner countries in the fields of climate mitigation and adaptation, forest protection, and biodiversity.

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Shell Foundation supports pioneering social enterprises to alleviate poverty 

This improves access to energy and transport for low-income communities in Africa and Asia.

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IKEA Foundation is committed to tackling root causes of inequality.

The inequalities include poverty, the consequences of climate change, and lack of resources such as clean air, energy, and fertile land. The Foundation is co-investing with the Rockefeller Foundation to reduce one billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and empower one billion people with distributed renewable energy.

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EIB has invested over trillion Euros to promote the development of the EU.

EIB supports EU policies in over 140 countries around the world. Their activities focus on the following priority areas: climate and environment, development, innovation and skills, small and medium-sized businesses, infrastructure, and cohesion. Energy finance is a cornerstone of the European Investment Bank’s activity in Sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia, representing about one-third of total lending in the region.

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NGOs

SouthSouthNorth is a twenty-year old Cape Town-based non-profit consultancy.

It supports national and regional responses to climate change through policy and knowledge interventions, partnerships and deep collaboration. The consultancy does this by connecting people and information, enhancing capability and mobilizing resources to respond innovatively to the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents. Being positioned in the Global South affords a deeper understanding of, and connection to the climate and development challenges facing the region. They enhance developing countries’ access to climate information by brokering climate knowledge through formalized exchanges among various stakeholders.

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AMDA is an industry association representing private utilities.

It develops small renewable, localized power grids, currently has 31 members  across 15 African countries. It is serving as the voice of the mini-grid development industry in Africa to promote the growth and sustainable development of the mini-grid sector and act as a unified focal point for stakeholders to engage the sector and for capital deployment.

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Ethiopian Women in Energy (EWiEn) is an association of women working in the Ethiopian energy sector

including public institutions, utilities, the energy regulator, academia, and the private sector.

EWiEn promotes the role of women as change agents in the energy sector by creating different platforms to promote greater visibility for women working in the sector. In parallel with this, the association also works to address the challenges of women who lack access to modern energy in the community.

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